Russian army releases video of terrifying new 'Terminator' tank designed to fight on after nuclear war – on the day Putin becomes President

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation posted a video showing the capabilities of the BMPT 'Terminator', a heavily-armed armoured vehicle designed to fight even after a global thermonuclear war.

The dramatic video shows the Terminator driving over tough terrain and unleashing its deadly arsenal in Hollywood-style slow motion while rock music plays in the background.

Russia analyst Alex Kokcharov said the move was “typical sabre-rattling” and is designed to demonstrate Moscow's military capabilities to both the Russian people and to potential rivals.

The tank boasts two twin 30-mm auto-cannons, a pair of fast-firing grenade launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and a machine gun.

The three-man crew are protected against radiation and biological weapons by a sealed defence system.




It is built on the chassis of the Soviet-era T-72 battle tank which is used by the Russian Army and many other countries – including ally Syria.

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president today making him the longest serving ruler since Joseph Stalin.

The former KGB man was inaugurated for his fourth term, two months after more than 70 per cent of voters backed him in an election in which he had no serious challengers.

Putin effectively has been the leader of Russia for all of the 21st century.

He stepped down from the presidency in 2008 because of term limits, but was named prime minister and continued to steer the country until he returned as president in 2012.

State-run TV filmed him standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace's ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution.

He then swore to serve the Russian people, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty.



 

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